Thai pumpkin soup

On April 16, 2016 By

1kg pumpkin cubed
1 onion, chopped
2 tsp grated ginger
1 Tbs Thai red curry paste
2 cups chicken stock
400ml can light coconut milk
1 tsp olive oil

Heat oil, fry onion for 1 min.  Add ginger and paste and fry for a further 1 min.

Add pumpkin [...]

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Pumpkin bread

On April 16, 2016 By

75ml warm water
1/4 cup pumpkin puree
28g butter
1 1/3 cups flour (rounded 1/3)
1.5 Tbs milk powder
1.5 Tbs packed brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/8 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt
1 rounded tsp yeast

Put all ingredients in [...]

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Pizza sauce

On April 16, 2016 By

1 Tbs olive oil
3 cloves of garlic, crushed
1 heaped tsp dried oregano
1 kg tomatoes, chopped
1 tsp sugar
salt and pepper

Warm oil, fry garlic.

Add tomatoes, oregano, sugar, salt and pepper.

Simmer for 90 mins.

Blend to a thin paste.

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Viet prawn salad

On January 9, 2016 By

When I consider a new recipe, the majority of the ingredients have to be either in my cupboards or in the garden.  This is a perfect mix of both.

RECIPE

Prawns.  Lots.  Peeled and de-poopered
1 tsp cumin seeds, crushed
2 Tbs sesame seeds
2 Tbs sesame oil
1 bunch [...]

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Chermoula marinade

On August 23, 2015 By

(makes 2 cups)

1 onion chopped
1 tsp finely chopped fresh ginger
1 Tbs dried crushed chillies
1 Tbs ground cumin
1 Tbs ground paprika
1/2 tsp saffron thread
2 Tbs chopped flat leaf parsley
2 Tbs chopped coriander
2 bay leaves
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Tagine chicken

On August 23, 2015 By

Scored some free chicken legs. What to do with them? Tagine!

1.2kg chicken pieces
1 1/2 cups of chermoula marinade
1/4 cup peanut oil
1 tsp salt
1 tsp saffron threads
ground black pepper
1/2 tsp cumin
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1 cinnamon [...]

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Kiki’s chicken strips

On June 8, 2015 By

High school.  Responsible for so many bad things.  However home economics class has awoken the sleeping masterchef in Miss 12.

After bringing home a procession of leftovers ranging from muffins to con carne, no offerings came home last week for our family appraisal.  Looking guilty and a tad pleased with itself, “it was too [...]

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Chorizo carbonara

On January 15, 2015 By

I’ve avoided carbonara all my life.  The idea of bacon, cream and cheese on pasta makes my gall bladder ache with expectant horror.   The cheese is still there, it’s rich, but without the OMG I’m dying of lard intake feeling.  Coupled with a crispy salad it’s perfectly balanced.

RECIPE

320 g dried penne
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